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Customs officials discover illegal shipment of animal parts

Update: November, 23/2015 - 20:42


Customs officials check the elephant tusks and pangolin scabs that were illegally transported to Quang Ninh Province. ― Photo
LANG SON (VNS) ― Quang Ninh Province's customs officials discovered yesterday nearly 3 tonnes of elephant tusks and pangolin scabs hidden in boxes of frozen goods. 



Previously, Phuc Thuan Company had declared to customs officials at the province's Hoanh Mo border gate their possession of 1,279 boxes of frozen fish heads, weighing a total of 28,880kg and originating from Taiwan.

However, during inspections, customs officials discovered among the frozen fish heads, 860kg of elephant tusks and 2,116kg of pangolin scabs in white nylon bags.

Customs officials confiscated the batch of goods. ― VNS



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